By Reuby Staviss,
embodyFitness/Boston University Dietetic Intern
Summer is here and that means it’s time for crisp vegetables and refreshing fruit. There is nothing better than digging into a ripe juicy fruit after spending the day in the sun.
With warm weather comes people’s desires for light, healthy foods that will keep them feeling great all day long. I love getting a nice salad from a cute cafe in the summer months and finding a nice patch of grass or bench to eat it at. We all know how expensive and often unhealthy those salad places can be because of all the added ingredients in their salad dressings.
Luckily, embodyFitness’ recipe book has got you covered with a variety of healthy and delicious salads and dressings to keep you craving more all summer long.
This mango, white bean and avocado salad is truly to die for. Dressed with only lime juice and sea salt, there’s no need to worry about those extra calories from salad dressing. This salad is also packed with a wide variety of nutrients, many provided by the mango.
Mango is packed with vitamin C and vitamin K which are important for the immune system, iron absorption and muscle and bone health. Mango is also rich in antioxidants which helps keep your digestive and heart health in tip top shape. Most importantly for summer, mango, and other tropical fruits are packed with potassium, an electrolyte, that is important for fluid balance, to make sure you stay well hydrated (but don’t forget to drink your water). Try out the recipe below and let us know what you think!